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November 12, 2009

Unindicted Co-Conspirator In First World Trade Center Bombing Part Of NYC Meeting To Discuss Ft. Hood Shooting

If you were hoping (or worried) that the Ft. Hood attack would wake people from their PC slumber, it won't.

Siraj Wahhaj has defended the convicted WTC bomb plotters, called the FBI and CIA the "real terrorists," and said he hopes all Americans eventually become Muslim.

He was among religious and civic leaders who met with (Mayor Mike) Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to discuss the deadly Fort Hood shooting spree.

... As he was leaving, a Channel 2 reporter asked the mayor if he was uncomfortable about Wahhaj's presence.

"I don't know. He's not here," the mayor responded. When told that Wahhaj was in fact in the meeting, Bloomberg reversed course.

"That one. Yes. We have to talk to everybody," he said. "That's what dialogue is all about. That's how you prevent tragedies."

No Mayor Nanny, how you prevent tragedies is to correctly identify and marginalize figures within the Muslim community who praise those who, you know, murder citizens of your city.

It's hard enough to get people to stand up and disavow these clerics but there's zero incentive for average Muslims to do so when these same "leaders" are invited to mayoral sit downs and feted as if they are the keys to keeping the city safe.

For those of you unfamiliar with NYC, City Hall (where this meeting took place) was quite literally in the shadow of the Twin Towers. The fact that 8 years after their destruction and a week after the Ft. Hood attack, a guy like Wahhaj is welcomed their as a respectable member of the community shows just how lost we still are when it comes to dealing with Islam in this country.

In Bloomberg's defense, he's far too busy telling New Yorkers what they can and cannot eat to worry about unimportant things like not embracing terrorist sympathizers.

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posted by DrewM. at 08:23 AM

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